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Public Release: 24-Sep-2015
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Los Alamos explores hybrid ultrasmall gold nanocluster for enzymatic fuel cells
With fossil-fuel sources dwindling, better biofuel cell design is a strong candidate in the energy field. In research published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, Los Alamos researchers and external collaborators synthesized and characterized a new DNA-templated gold nanocluster (AuNC) that could resolve a critical methodological barrier for efficient biofuel cell design.

Contact: Nancy Ambrosiano
nwa@lanl.gov
505-667-0471
DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory

Public Release: 23-Sep-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Ultrafast lasers offer 3-D micropatterning of biocompatible hydrogels
Low-energy, ultrafast laser technology is able to make high-resolution, 3-D structures in transparent silk protein hydrogels to support cell growth and allow cells to penetrate deep within the material. The work represents a new approach to customized engineering of tissue and biomedical implants. Its efficacy was shown in vivo and in vitro.
Office of Naval Research

Contact: Kim Thurler
kim.thurler@tufts.edu
617-627-3175
Tufts University

Public Release: 23-Sep-2015
Nature Communications
Physicists find new explanation for key experiment
An experiment at Tohoku University in 2008 laid the foundations for research on 'spin caloritronics' -- a field that aims to develop more effective and energy-saving data processing in information technology. Since then, many new spincaloric effects have been studied, but the key experiment in Japan could not be replicated. Researchers at Bielefeld University's Faculty of Physics have now found an explanation for this.

Contact: Dr. Timo Kuschel
tkuschel@physik.uni-bielefeld.de
49-521-106-5423
Bielefeld University

Public Release: 23-Sep-2015
Angewandte Chemie
Tiny carbon-capturing motors may help tackle rising carbon dioxide levels
Machines that are much smaller than the width of a human hair could one day help clean up carbon dioxide pollution in the oceans. Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego have designed enzyme-functionalized micromotors that rapidly zoom around in water, remove carbon dioxide and convert it into a usable solid form.

Contact: Liezel Labios
llabios@ucsd.edu
858-246-1124
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 22-Sep-2015
Langmuir
Characterizing the forces that hold everything together
In the cover story in today's issue of Langmuir, physicists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with colleagues elsewhere unveil a project known as Gecko Hamaker, a new computational and modeling software tool plus an open science database to aid those who design nano-scale materials.

Contact: Janet Lathrop
jlathrop@admin.umass.edu
413-545-0444
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 22-Sep-2015
Langmuir
Open-science van der Waals interaction calculations enable mesoscale design and assembly
Scientists at Case Western Reserve University and collaborators at University of Massachusetts-Amherst and University of Missouri-Kansas City, unveil Gecko Hamaker, an open-source computational and modeling tool with a full-spectral optical web-service. Researchers can use this software to calculate van der Waals forces between molecules and meso/nanoscale units, predict molecular organization and evaluate whether new combinations of materials will stick together, thereby facilitating the design of meso/nanoscale self-assembly.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Kevin Mayhood
kevin.mayhood@case.edu
216-534-7183
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 22-Sep-2015
Journal of the Americal Chemical Society
Molecular diagnostics at home: Chemists design rapid, simple, inexpensive tests using DNA
Chemists at the University of Montreal used DNA molecules to developed rapid, inexpensive medical diagnostic tests that take only a few minutes to perform.
Grand Challenges Canada, Fonds de recherche du Québec -- Santé, Canada Research Chair in Bioengineering and Bio-nanotechnology

Contact: William Raillant-Clark
w.raillant-clark@umontreal.ca
514-343-7593
University of Montreal

Public Release: 22-Sep-2015
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
New graphene oxide biosensors may accelerate research of HIV and cancer drugs
Researchers from the Laboratory of Nanooptics and Plasmonics, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology -- MIPT have devised a novel type of graphene oxide-based biosensor that could potentially significantly speed up the process of drug development. The outstanding properties of this carbon allotrope help to improve significantly the biosensing sensitivity, which in future may enable the development of new drugs and vaccines against many dangerous diseases including HIV, hepatitis and cancer.
This work was supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation

Contact: Lena Brandt
press@mipt.ru
7-498-744-6526
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Public Release: 22-Sep-2015
Nature Photonics
Permanent data storage with light
The first all-optical permanent on-chip memory has been developed by scientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and the universities of Münster, Oxford, and Exeter. This is an important step on the way towards optical computers. Phase change materials that change their optical properties depending on the arrangement of the atoms allow for the storage of several bits in a single cell. The researchers present their development in the journal Nature Photonics.

Contact: Monika Landgraf
presse@kit.edu
49-721-608-47414
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Public Release: 22-Sep-2015
Nature Communications
First circularly polarized light detector on a silicon chip
Invention of the first integrated circularly polarized light detector on a silicon chip opens the door for development of small, portable sensors could expand the use of polarized light for drug screening, surveillance, etc.
National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, US Army Research Office, Volkswagen Foundation

Contact: David F. Salisbury
david.salisbury@vanderbilt.edu
615-343-6803
Vanderbilt University

Public Release: 22-Sep-2015
Optica
NIST team breaks distance record for quantum teleportation
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have 'teleported' or transferred quantum information carried in light particles over 100 kilometers (km) of optical fiber, four times farther than the previous record.

Contact: Laura Ost
laura.ost@nist.gov
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 22-Sep-2015
Journal of Chemical Physics
Better trap for greenhouse gases
Researchers around the globe are on a quest for materials capable of capturing and storing greenhouse gases. This shared goal led researchers in Germany and India to team up to explore the feasibility of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes to trap and store two greenhouse gases in particular: carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide. They report their findings in this week's the Journal of Chemical Physics.

Contact: Jason Socrates Bardi
jbardi@aip.org
240-535-4954
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 21-Sep-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Stanford engineers invent transparent coating that cools solar cells to boost efficiency
The hotter solar cells become, the less efficient they are at converting sunlight to electricity, a problem that has long vexed the solar industry. Now, Stanford engineers have developed a transparent overlay that increases efficiency by cooling the cells even in full sunlight.

Contact: tom abate
tabate@stanford.edu
650-736-2245
Stanford School of Engineering

Public Release: 17-Sep-2015
Northwestern receives $5 million for nanoscale research
Northwestern University has received a five-year, $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to establish, in collaboration with the University of Chicago, a new national resource that provides academic, small business and industry researchers access to cutting-edge nanotechnology facilities and expertise. The Soft and Hybrid Nanotechnology Experimental Resource enables the hybridization of soft (biological) nanostructures with rigid nanoparticles, for applications such as microfluidic modules for bio-sensors and synthetic scaffolds for tissue regeneration, among others.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Megan Fellman
fellman@northwestern.edu
847-491-3115
Northwestern University

Public Release: 17-Sep-2015
Physical Review A
Nano-trapped molecules are potential path to quantum devices
Single atoms or molecules imprisoned by laser light in a doughnut-shaped metal cage could unlock the key to advanced storage devices, computers and high-resolution instruments.

Contact: Ron Walli
wallira@ornl.gov
865-576-0226
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 17-Sep-2015
Push to dramatically broaden access to nanotech equipment in the Triangle
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC State and Duke are launching a partnership to dramatically broaden access to nanotechnology facilities and expertise to faculty, students, businesses and educators across the Triangle and nationwide. The goal is to encourage both traditional and non-traditional users of these highly specialized and expensive pieces of equipment across the three universities in order to mix ideas and push the limits of innovation.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Thania Benios
thania_benios@unc.edu
919-962-8596
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Public Release: 17-Sep-2015
Science
Physicists defy conventional wisdom to identify ferroelectric material
In a discovery that could open new pathways to find new materials for nanotechnology devices, physicists at the University of Wisconsin and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln found ferroelectricity could be induced in a thin sheet of strontium titanate. The material ordinarily is not ferroelectric. The finding contradicts conventional wisdom that materials lose ferroelectricity as they are made thinner.
National Science Foundation, NSF/Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future Program

Contact: Alexei Gruverman
alexei-gruverman@unl.edu
402-472-4788
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Public Release: 17-Sep-2015
Making mini-makers
Starting in the spring term, students from Drexel University will travel to Korea's National NanoFab Center in Daejeon, South Korea, for a three-to-six month co-operative learning experience in the center where many of country's leading electronics manufacturers come to refine their designs. The international partnership, dubbed FIRST Nano2 Co-op Center, is funded by a grant from Korea's equivalent of the National Science Foundation.
Korean National Research Foundation

Contact: Britt Faulstick
bef29@drexel.edu
215-895-2617
Drexel University

Public Release: 17-Sep-2015
Science
Making 3-D objects disappear
Berkeley researchers have devised an ultra-thin invisibility 'skin' cloak that can conform to the shape of an object and conceal it from detection with visible light. Although this cloak is only microscopic in size, the principles behind the technology should enable it to be scaled-up to conceal macroscopic items as well.
DOE/Office of Science

Contact: Lynn Yarris
lcyarris@lbl.gov
510-486-5375
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 16-Sep-2015
What do cement, rocket fuel and cancer therapies have in common? Rajesh Dave
Rajesh Davé, a problem-driven inventor whose relish for re-engineering tiny particles has led to advances in such diverse areas as weapons safety and drug delivery systems, while earning him a stream of patents, has been tapped by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers for one of its major career awards.

Contact: Tanya Klein
klein@njit.edu
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Public Release: 16-Sep-2015
Nanotech expertise earns Virginia Tech a spot in National Science Foundation network
The award, which carries $2.5 million in funding for five years and is renewable for a second five-year period, will establish the Virginia Tech National Center for Earth and Environmental Nanotechnology Infrastructure.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Eleanor Nelsen
enelsen@vt.edu
540-231-2761
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 16-Sep-2015
Cornell nanotech facility receives $8 million NSF grant
The National Science Foundation has selected the Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility to be part of the newly established National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure. Cornell will receive $8 million from the federal agency over five years.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Melissa Osgood
mmo59@cornell.edu
607-255-2059
Cornell University

Public Release: 16-Sep-2015
UW labs win $4.5 million NSF nanotechnology infrastructure grant
The University of Washington and Oregon State University have won a $4.5 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation to advance nanoscale science, engineering and technology research in the Pacific Northwest and support a new network of user sites across the country.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jennifer Langston
jlangst@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Public Release: 16-Sep-2015
US defense agencies increase investment in federal synthetic biology research
A new analysis by the Synthetic Biology Project at the Wilson Center finds the Defense Department and its Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency fund much of the US government's research in synthetic biology, with less than 1 percent of total federal funding going to risk research.

Contact: Aaron Lovell
aaron.lovell@wilsoncenter.org
202-691-4320
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars/Science and Technology Innovation Program

Public Release: 16-Sep-2015
Journal of Dentistry
Tiny silica particles could be used to repair damaged teeth, research shows
Researchers at the University of Birmingham have shown how the development of coated silica nanoparticles could be used in restorative treatment of sensitive teeth and preventing the onset of tooth decay.

Contact: Luke Harrison
l.harrison.1@bham.ac.uk
University of Birmingham

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